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Man caught in clashes dies, 6 injured in Anantnag pellet gun-firing
Curfew lifted from old Srinagar city, protests, clashes at several places
SRINAGAR, Jul 26: Curfew was today lifted after 17 days from the volatile old city of Srinagar. The lifting of curfew led to protest demonstrations, stone pelting and use of force by security forces at several places. A 61year-old man died when he was caught in clashes at Eidgah and fell down from his scooty and sustained fatal head injuries. The call by separatist leaders to people to resume their normal work after 2 PM today had no impact on ...
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MHA needs to take call on AFSPA withdrawal from Kashmir: Parrikar
NEW DELHI, July 26 (Agencies): Steering away from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's comment that AFSPA should be revoked from some areas on experimental basis, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the issue comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and it needs to take a call on the matter. He said the Army was involved in security on the border and in counter-insurgency grid in the militancy-hit state. "I think th...
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4 militants killed, another arrested in Kupwara: Army
SRINAGAR, Jul 26: Army today said that four militants were killed and one was apprehended during a fierce gunfight in Kupwara district this morning, a defence spokesman said. Earlier, a soldier was killed in Nowgam Sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district while Army tried to foil an infiltration bid. "The Army had launched search operation to flush out militants. After two days, contact was established and during the ensuing gunfight four mil...
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LMG of BSF jawan seized in Nakodar, jawan still at large
JAMMU, July 26: A BSF jawan who had deserted his post in Kanachak area of Akhnoor sector after stabbing his fellow colleague along with Light Machine Gun (LMG) Tuesday managed to give another slip to the joint team of security forces from BSF, Punjab police and state police in Nakodar area of Jalandhar. The security forces, however, managed to nab two accomplice of BSF jawan and also recovered LMG, 10 Magazines and 250 rounds from their custody...
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No plans to induct women for combat roles in army: Parrikar
NEW DELHI, Jul 26: There are no plans to induct women for combat roles in the Indian Army, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. "Presently, there is no proposal to raise a women's combat unit in the army," Parrikar said in his written reply. He said there is no 'gender discrimination' in the army. "There is no gender discrimination in the armed forces as the working conditions, promotion prospects, pay and al...
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Pak has direct role in J&K proxy war: Army
DRASS (KARGIL): Asserting that Pakistan has "direct role" in fuelling terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Army today warned of more infiltration bids along the LoC in the coming weeks in view of the volatile situation in the Valley. "Pakistan is interfering in Kashmir and has direct role in what we call as proxy war in Kashmir and there is absolutely no doubt in it," General Officer Commanding in Chief (GoC-in-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen D S Hooda...
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Hit by multiple bullets, pellets teen recalls horrific moments
SRINAGAR, July 26: Battling bullet injuries here in Bone and Joint hospital, 14 year old Imtiyaz (name changed) of South Kashmir Kokernag area on July 10 was hit by several bullets and pellets on his right shoulder and knee when security forces had opened fire during a protest in their area. Imtiyaz was rushed to District Hospital Anantnag from where he was referred to Bone & Joint hospital. The doctors at the hospital revealed that Imtiyaz wa...
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Omar appeals for restoration of mobile internet
SRINAGAR, Jul 26 (Agencies): Appealing to the state government to remove the communication gag imposed in the valley, main opposition National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today said now that curfew and restrictions have been removed in Srinagar, can the cellular service and mobile internet can be restored as well. “Now that curfew and restrictions in Srinagar have been relaxed can we please have our mobile services & interne...
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PIL on availability of rations, drugs in Kashmir
Take a call on restoration of mobile connectivity: HC
SRINAGAR, July 26: The High Court has asked the state government to take a call on restoration of mobile connectivity across Kashmir valley as the same has created huge problems for people especially the students who are out of touch from their families since last over 10 days. On July 14 evening, authorities had snapped the mobile phone services in the summer capital leaving people high and dry. The decision came immediately after snapping int...
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Amarnath pilgrim dies, 6 injured in road mishap
JAMMU, July 26: One Amarnath pilgrim died and six other were injured when a SUV skidded off the road and plunged into Liddar Nallah at Chandanwari, near the Access Control Gate, today. Today morning a Maruti Eeco Van carrying ten passengers of whom six were pilgrims and four locals, plunged into Liddar Nallah at Chandanwari, near the Access Control Gate. A pilgrim, Girdhari Lal, 65, son of Panna Lal of district Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, lost his...
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2 killed as vehicle falls into Doda gorge
DODA/BHADERWAH, July 26: Two persons were killed today when a car they were travelling in skidded off a road and fell into a 170-feet deep gorge in Doda district today. According to police, the accident occurred at Khellani Nallah near Khellani town, 36 Km from Batote on NH1B. Imat Kumar of Roopnagar son of Ram Lal of Roop Nagar Jammu and Ramesh Kumar son of Mehraj Pandita of Jagti Narotam area met with the accident on Batote-Kishtwar National...
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Cabinet meet likely tomorrow
Reshuffle in police, administration on cards
SRINAGAR, Jul 26: Amid prevailing unrest in Kashmir, the state cabinet is likely to meet on Thursday evening where a major reshuffle in police and administration is on cards. A Srinagar based news agency KNS quoting its sources said the cabinet would meet at civil secretariat here under chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at 6.00 in the evening. “Besides prevailing situation the cabinet would order a major reshuffle in police and administration,” age...
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Arrest of militant in Kupwara big success: Rijju
NEW DELHI, July 26 (Agencies): The arrest of a militant in Kupawara in Jammu and Kashmir is a “big success” for security forces as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today said. “Catching a militant alive is a big success as it brings in open the game plan of Pakistan. The arrest of militant in Kupwara is a big achievement of security forces,” he told reporters here. Four militant...
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Small batch of 596 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath
JAMMU, July 26: A small batch comprising 596 pilgrims today left for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. A total of 596 pilgrims, including 411men, 115 women and 70 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 27 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir at 12.30 PM, a police officer said. Yesterday, 2,830 devotees paid obeisance at the holy cave. 2,05...
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Madras CJ’s wife get relief from J&K HC
JAMMU, July 26 (JNF): Giving relief to the wife of Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Division Bench of State High Court quashed the impugned notice and also the consequential proceedings. A petition has been filed by Kanwarani Shivani Koul wife of Sanjay Kishan Kaul (presently Chief Justice of Madras High Court) seeking quashment of notice issued under Section 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961, on the ground that the notice initiating re-assessment...
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Usage of pellet guns dangerous: Tarigami
SRINAGAR, Jul 26: Criticizing DG CRPF for his statement on use of pellet guns in Kashmir, CPI (M) leader, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami wondered whether the political writ of union home minister, who has recently asked the security forces to restrain from using pellets on protesters, was in place. In a statement, Tarigami said that such utterances of the security apparatus are dangerous and amount to erosion of the political authority of the dispens...
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Jingoism over the fence
India and Pakistan relations are reaching a new low with barbs being exchanged by officials and politicians in New Delhi and Islamabad. The ante was upped by Pakistan in the aftermath of eruption of unrest and violence in Kashmir, resulting in about 50 deaths and injuries to over 3,000 people. India responded with equal venom and now the latest decision by Indian government instructing staff members of the Indian High Commission (IHC) in Pakista...
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Way to redemption is through listening
By Manisha Sethi
For the past few days, commentators have been scrambling to explain the tumultuous outpouring on the streets of Kashmir following Burhan Wani's killing - refusing to wane under either bullets or pellets. The first response generally is that of absolute and uncomprehending bewilderment. The second of outrage and indignation: look at them mourning a declared enemy of the state, look at them pelting stones at the army. The third is to fall back on ...
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HM's visit: An exercise in futility
BY S I H Kazmi
It is doubtful if the visit of the Home Minister had achieved its purpose. National Congress including many other organizations whose interaction with the HM would have been beneficial, to some extent only, in understanding the real problems of the present turmoil in the valley that is experiencing hell of situation for the last more than 17 days had not met the visiting dignitary. Continuous curfew and strikes had a deterrent effect on day t...
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Use of pellet guns to further alienate J&K people: Azad
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 (Agencies): Expressing sadness over the statement of CRPF chief that the force has no option but to use pellet guns in Kashmir, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today said it will further alienate the people of the State, especially youth. Azad also said the DG, CRPF’s statement, coming immediately after the return of Home Minister Rajnath Singh from Kashmir, indicated it had the consent of the Government. “I am very s...
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Pak demands independent probe in Burhan’s ‘extra-judicial’ killing at UN
NEW YORK, JULY 26 (Agencies): Further needling India, Pakistan has demanded an independent inquiry into the “extrajudicial” killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and claimed that the denial of “plebiscite” to Kashmiri people was behind the flare-up in the valley. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi met a Kashmiri delegation last week and said the country stands firm “in its principled policy of p...
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Cricket tourney organises at Doda
JAMMU, July 26: Doda Administration organized a one day Cricket tournament with a view to promote sports in the district. The tournament was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bhupinder Kumar in presence of DIG Batote-Doda Kishtwar, Range and SSP Doda. The inaugural match was played between DC XI Doda and SP XI Eleven Doda. In an interesting match, SP XI beat DC XI Doda by 7 wickets. The DC XI won the toss and elected to ...
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HCC wins Rs 1,750-cr contract from IRCON
NEW DELHI, July 26 (Agencies): Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) today said it has won a Rs 1,749.59 crore contract from IRCON International to construct two tunnels and a bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The contract for the tunnels and bridge on Katra-Banihal Section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG Railway Line Project will be completed within 30 months, it added. "The contract involves construction of two main tunn...
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